Lima (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-11)   CPDL #40284:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-11)   CPDL #40283:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Lima
First Line: To God the only wise
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 101

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 51 of Book 1, in five stanzas. Babcock used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at To God the only wise.